Big Names: Andy Musser, Norby Williamson, Kayla Brianna Smith

Posted by | January 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Recent sports media news, including the death of former Phillies announcer Andy Musser, new roles for ESPN’s Norby Williamson and John Wildhack, and last week’s music video debut of Kenny Smith‘s daughter Kayla Brianna Smith.

  • Longtime Phillies Voice Musser Dies: Play-by-play voice Andy Musser, who called Phillies games from 1976 to 2001, passed away on Sunday at age 74. Musser also called Eagles and 76ers games over the course of his career. (Associated Press via ESPN.com)
  • ESPN’s Wildhack, Williamson Change Places: ESPN EVP/production Norby Williamson and EVP/programming and acquisitions John Wildhack will switch roles, ESPN announced Wednesday. Williamson and Wildhack had been in their respective positions since 2007. (espnmediazone3.com)
  • TNT Debuts Music Video By Smith’s Daughter: TNT debuted a music video by NBA analyst Kenny Smith‘s daughter Kayla Brianna Smith during last Thursday’s Lakers/Heat coverage. Smith, who has signed with Interscope Records, was a ‘trending topic’ on the social networking site Twitter by the end of the night. (JDPPR)